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Genomics and Precision Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Genomics and Precision Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Genetics Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The expanding amount and availability of human genetic data, together with the application of cutting-edge genomic analysis technologies, is allowing a more detailed understanding of the links between our genes, our susceptibility to disease and our potential responses to specific treatment therapies. This enhanced level of understanding is, in turn, driving the advance in Personalised Medicine, where clinical treatment decisions are becoming more informed to maximise specific patients responses to and benefit from specific therapy regimes. Workforces with the specialised knowledge and understanding and key skill sets in application and delivery of the ‘genomic and precision medicine revolution’ are urgently required in key medical, clinical and academic institutions and in industry.

The Bangor GPM program aims to provide an opportunity to develop a fundamental understanding of the platform technologies employed in the collection and analysis of human genomic data and the application of genomic data in research and the clinic and in the importance of ethical, accurate reporting of findings to patients and the public.

The program’s modular design and delivery formats are optimised for students and healthcare professionals and is linked to the Welsh Government all-Wales strategy offering training and education in Genomic and Precision Medicine related subjects to support the development of the clinical, and clinical-associated workforce in Wales.

Through part time or full-time study options, the course will enhance career development opportunities for personal already working in the clinical/healthcare sector and open new routes of employment in academic and industry. Successful graduates should be well-positioned to deliver support, implementation and development, and research roles in the rapidly expanding field of Genomic Precision Medicine; in medical and clinical institutions, academic institutions and industry.

Successful graduates will understand key genomic technologies and be able to use genomic data and information as part of research strategies, diagnostic, prognostic and treatment pathways and ethical reporting. Students will be able to engage and communicate effectively, with diverse communities, and summarise and disseminate information including test results in oral and written forms to colleagues, patients and the public.

Different course options

Full time | Bangor University | 1 year | APR

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The dissertation module is the research project module. It aims to provide a platform for students to apply the knowledge, understanding, and application of experiences, developed in the 'taught' diploma modules or during placement (as appropriate for the masters programme being followed), to address a specific research topic. The design of the module will allow students to develop and demonstrate the self-initiative, independence and professional time management skills required to generate/collect, analyse, interpret and finally present a substantial piece of hypothesis or audit driven research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Academic route entry: applicants will require a BSc level degree (2:2 or higher), in a medically related life science subject area, from a recognised Higher Education Institution. Health institutions route entry: non-graduate applicants will require relevant qualifications and/or significant relevant work experience deemed of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate level education.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more

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